Discount supermarket chain Lidl UK is going to roll out its ‘Too Good to Waste’ produce boxes across all stores, after a trial across 122 locations last year proved successful.
The boxes retail for £1.50 and are designed to reduce store-level food waste while providing nutritious ingredients at an accessible price. Each box contains around 5kg (11lbs in old money) of fruit and vegetable produce which is considered fit for human consumption, but either past its best or not up to current regulations surrounding size, shape and colour.
The boxes are prepared in-store by Lidl staff on a daily basis from fruit and vegetables which have been left on shelves by customers. They are then sold between store opening and midday. After that, they are sent for redistribution via Lidl’s community food scheme, Feed it …
I just recently came across Star Bargains and was attracted by their half price Thorntons chocolates, so had to investigate further, so here’s what you need to know:
What is Star Bargains?
StarBargains.co.uk is a new website that has been launched by Yorkshire’s favourite bargain food retailer, Fultons Foods, that offers at least 50% off supermarket prices. It offers an ever-changing selection of food and drink products from big name brands at significantly lower prices than supermarkets, as it sells items sourced both direct from manufacturers and from supermarkets’ surplus stock.
Are your products items that have short shelf lives?
Karen Gunter, director at Fultons Foods, said: “We offer deals on food and drink items which have been sourced directly from manufacturers or bought as surplus stock. In addition to this, we also sell …
Mandmdirect.com is “one of Europe’s leading online, off price retailers”, but still one of the web’s biggest secrets – just check out the brands and deals on offer and it may become your best fashion and sports secret too.
Upon reading the above information, I went and did a bit of digging and here is some useful things you should know about this retailer:
What discounts can I expect at MANDMDIRECT.COM?
MandMDirect.com gives you up to 75% off big brands, 365 days a year. Check the site regularly to make sure you don’t miss out on the biggest brands at the lowest prices.
Tell me about the MANDMDIRECT story.
Founders Mark Ellis and Martin Churchward (the ‘two Ms’) joined forces in 1987 to sell end of line clearance sports products. MandMDirect is now one …
I visited Home Bargains for the first time this weekend. When I walked in it was a light and airy store as it’s new. It reminded me a little of the 99p store I visited recently.
What did I like about it? Well some products that were well below their RRP and they were genuine RRPs as I buy some of the products already. I also liked the fact that you could get bigger items and better quality items as there is no upper price limit on their stock, unlike the pound stores.
For example, I got some of my favourite Glade Discreet air freshener refills for £1.49, and I have never seen them cheaper than £2 each. I also bought an Office Depot Acrylic clipboard for less than £1, when the cheapest I …
The store is huge and basically has everything you need to update your wardrobe, and the bargain prices mean that you can fill bags and bags with clothes and accessories without breaking the £100 barrier. Of course if you have someone else to carry your bags…maybe you could…
So this mega store has fashion for the whole family; accessories; homeware; footwear; beauty products and confectionery.
I couldn’t take pictures of everything but their “designer-look” shoes (everything is Primark’s own brands) were £22, winter coats at £25, dresses at £10, pants at £1.50, trousers at £8, the list goes on.
The store was packed but there was still room to move around, not like the cramped one in Birmingham City centre.
I have tried to take pics with price tags showing, but if you don’t live …
In my quest to find the cheapest Finish Dishwasher tabs, I found The Original Factory Shop. But fear not they sell as lot of other well known brands at great prices. Here’s all you need to know:
What is The Original Factory Shop?
The Original Factory Shop is a low cost department store selling well-known brands at factory shop prices. The nationwide chain has over 190 outlets in local market towns across the UK.
What can you buy there?
The Original Factory Shop sells a wide range of men’s, ladies’ and children’s fashions, as well as homeware, electrical goods, toys and personal care products. This includes branded goods at heavily discounted prices and ‘cut label – which are products made for other well-known retailers but on sale at up to 70% off the original selling …
After my post about SecretSales and my penchant for TKMaxx, I started to look around a bit more to see if I could find other designer outlets online. I found Fashionista Outlet and here’s what you need to know about the retailer.
1. What is Fashionista Outlet?
www.fashionista-outlet.com is an online retailer of discounted designer fashion. The designer outlet offers luxury clothing at competitive prices. Clothing, shoes, bags and accessories are all on offer here, making it a one-stop-shop for discounted designer fashion.
2. How does the site stand out from competitors?
Fashionista Outlet offers permanent discounts on designer fashion as opposed to the flash sales offered by subscriber-based outlets like SecretSales. And unlike other online designer outlets such as The Outnet, Fashionista Outlet caters to both men and women. The company sells worldwide, meaning …
Full of discounted books, stationery, art supplies and more, The Works is a veritable treasure trove.
There are 300 stores in the UK and I must admit the first time I visited one, I thought it was going to be full of tonnes of cheap tat. I was actually put off going in as I expected to see plastic buckets and mop heads next to toilet rolls and dusters.
However, I have braved the store since and love it. I have bought small toys for party bag gifts, art pencils, quirky gifts, coloured card, an easel, stocking fillers and card making kits there.
The Works says it is now marketed as Britain’s leading discount store and they have very high stock turnover due to high demand from consumers.
I find that for basic art supplies, …
Today I thought I’d check out HomeSense, a store that recently opened up here, but is part of a national chain.
Now HomeSense is part of the TJX family, which also owns TKMaxx, and there are definitely similarities.
I would say that if you want quirky, cool stuff for your home, this place fits the bill. I loved the selection of clocks above.
There are some well-known brands there. I saw Christy, Monsoon, Dartington, Royal Worcester and Sabatier.
I also saw some unknown to me brands from the US and Switzerland. After the programme, The Secret of the Discount Stores, I am a bit sceptical about brands at TJX stores, so my eagle eyes are open a little wider when I enter their stores.
There wasn’t as much furniture as I expected but a …
Good news for us maybe as Morrisons joins the discount wars.
I shop mainly at Aldi and complement it for my favourite branded goods at Co-op and Morrisons, so when Morrisons said today that they will be giving us more discounted products, that made me smile.
Sounds like Morrisons won’t become a discounter itself, but they said that “prices would … be just low enough that their fresh food and quality offers would be worthwhile.”
I already noticed their market street offers with some fruit and veg for 49 p including broccoli and cucumber, and this week saw 3 selected veg for £1.50 or 69p each.
Now if I could get a bigger value range at Morrisons, I wouldn’t bother with Aldi, but currently they don’t compare, and neither do the other supermarkets. You get …